The winners are in for the 44th Annual Dove Awards. Matt Redman leads all awards with 6, TobyMac and Jason Crabb follows with 4, Tasha Cobb and producer Wayne Haun scored 3 each. Chris Tomlin, Tamela Mann and Lecrae scored 2.
The awards were taped yesterday at Nashville’s Lipscomb University and will premiere on Monday, October 21 at 8 p.m. EDT on UP (Formerly Gospel Music Channel).
“We all run the race and it’s tough, so we need a night of encouragement,” said co-host Amy Grant while kicking off the 44th Annual GMA Dove awards.
TobyMac said, “It feels weird to be called artist of the year when I know it takes a family and I always want to acknowledge that. I said in one of my songs a long time ago, I’m just a little man trying to fit in God’s plan. I still feel like that.”
UP, formerly GMC TV, surprised Mandisa by honoring her with their “Uplift Someone”. The ‘Uplift Someone’ award embodies the organization’s core values of uplifting and inspiring others and recognizes an artist who through the message of their music and acts of positivity and kindness, has encouraged people across the nation and truly changed lives. Presented to Mandisa by Grammy® Award-winning artist Amy Grant, the network granted the award to the singer “for her music, message and humanitarian heart, all of which (individually and collectively) have inspired others.”
GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo says, “What an amazing night of music and honor. Tonight’s performances were all a testament to why we are all here. On behalf of membership of the GMA, we are proud to present this year’s Dove winners and congratule each of them and the nominees on their achievements. We would also like to thank the city of Nashville for welcoming us back home and to the wonderful host for the evening, Lipscomb University.”
UP’s President & CEO Charles Humbard added, “Congratulations to the GMA Dove Awards winners, performers, presenters and hosts Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin for a thrilling night a spectacular entertainment. This evening celebrates the unifiying and uplifting power of this genre and demonstrates why this is the biggest night of Christian and Gospel music. There is no other network dedicated to showcase this prestigious musical celebration other than UP.”
Jamie Grace and Chris August were the co-hosts of the preshow ceremony where over 30 of the awards were received and outstanding performances by CT presented by International Crisis Aid. Both the preshow and the Dove Cares Red Carpet were streamed on www.hearitfirst.com/live.
Tonight’s 42 award presentations represent a wide-array of musical styles ranging from Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Rap/Hip-Hop, Urban, Country, Worship, Contemporary and Traditional Gospel, Rock, Pop, Bluegrass, Spanish Language and Inspirational categories.
The memberships of the GMA (Gospel Music Association) determine the winners in each category. Kraft CPA is the official accounting firm for the GMA.
Spoiler Alert! If you would like to know the winners by watching it on UPtv next week then don’t read below.
|SONG of the Year – Category 1||“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”||Matt Redman||(writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin||(publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS)//Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)|
|Songwriter of the Year – Category 2||Matt Redman||Hits include: “Our God”, Chris Tomlin; “10,000 Reasons”, Matt Redman|
|ContempChristianPERFORMANCE – Category 3||“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”||Matt Redman||(label) EMI Records||(producer) Nathan Nockels|
|Southern Gospel PERFORMANCE – Category 4||“What The Blood Is For”||Jason Crabb||(label) Gaither Music Group||(producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun|
|Gospel PERFORMANCE – Category 5||“Break Every Chain”||Tasha Cobbs||(label) EMI||(producer) VaShawn Mitchell|
|ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Category 6||TobyMac||(label) ForeFront Records|
|NEW Artist of the Year – Category 7||for King & Country||(label) Fervent|
|Producer of the Year – Category 8||Ed Cash|
|RapHipHop SONG – Category 9||“Tell The World”||Lecrae feat. Mali
|(writers) Lecrae Moore,
|Rock SONG – Category 10||“Sick Of It”||Skillet||(writers) John L. Cooper, Scott Stevens|
|Rock Contemporary SONG – Category 11||“Keep Your Eyes Open”||NEEDTOBREATHE||(writers) Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart|
|Pop Contemporay SONG – Category 12||“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”||Matt Redman||(writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin|
|Inspirational SONG – Category 13||“Satisfied”||Jason Crabb||(writers) Tony Wood, Ronnie Freeman|
|Southern Gospel SONG – Category 14||“What the Blood Is For”||Jason Crabb||(writers) Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood|
|Bluegrass SONG – Category 15||“He Washed My Soul”||The Little Roy & Lizzy Show||(writers) Wayne Haun, Jamie Helms, Ruby Moody, Ron Haun|
|Country SONG – Category 16||“From My Rags To His Riches”||Devin McGlamery with Dailey & Vincent||(writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey|
|Contemporary Gospel/Urban SONG – Category 17||“Break Every Chain”||Tasha Cobbs||(writer) William Reagan|
|Traditional Gospel SONG – Category 18||“Take Me To The King”||Tamela Mann||(writer) Kirk Franklin|
|Praise & Worship SONG – Category 19||“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”||Matt Redman||(writers) Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin||(publisher) ThankYou Music (PRS)//Sixsteps Music/WorshipTogether.com Songs/Said and Done Music (ASCAP)//Shout! Publishing (APRA)|
|Rap/HipHop ALBUM – Category 20||Gravity||Lecrae||(producers) Heat Academy, Joseph Prielozny, J.R., The Watchmen, Dru Castro, Uford Ebong, Tyshane, Thainnacircle, DJ Khalil, Zach Crowell, Dirty Rice, DJ Official, Rudy Currence|
|Rock ALBUM – Category 21||Release The Panic||RED||(producer) Howard Benson|
|RockContemp ALBUM – Category 22||A Messenger||Colton Dixon||(producers) Red Decibel (Adam Watts, Andy Dodd & Gannin Arnold), David Garcia|
|PopContemp ALBUM – Category 23||Eye On It||TobyMac||(producers) David Garcia, Toby McKeehan, Christopher Stevens, Jamie Moore, Telemitry|
|Inspirational ALBUM – Category 24||Love Is Stronger||Jason Crabb||(producers) Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, Wayne Haun|
|Southern Gospel ALBUM – Category 25||Canton Junction||Canton Junction||(producers) Michael Sykes, Aaron Crabb|
|Southern Gospel ALBUM – Category 25||Pure and Simple||Gaither Vocal Band||(producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, Michael English, David Phelps|
|Bluegrass ALBUM – Category 26||The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent||Dailey & Vincent||(producers) Darrin Vincent, Jamie Dailey|
|Country ALBUM – Category 27||Eyes Wide Open||Jeff & Sheri Easter||(producers) Jeff & Sheri Easter, Greg Cole, Madison Easter|
|ContempGospel/Urban ALBUM – Category 28||Grace||Tasha Cobbs||(producer) VaShawn Mitchell|
|Traditional ALBUM – Category 29||Best Days||Tamela Mann||(producers) Myron Butler, David Mann, Tamela Mann|
|Instrumental ALBUM – Category 30||Glory||Michael W. Smith||(producers) David Hamilton, Michael W. Smith|
|Childrens Music ALBUM – Category 31||Look Up||Gateway Next (Anna Byrd, Dara Maclean, Kiley Stephenson, Josh Coad, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Grace Kane, Matt Birkenfeld, Joshua Fewell, Valerie Hayes and Clay Collins)||(producer) Josh Alltop|
|Spanish ALBUM – Category 32||Donde Te Encuentro||Kari Jobe||(producers) Ed Cash, Matt Bronleewe|
|Special Event ALBUM – Category 33||Passion: Let The Future Begin||Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman, Brett Younker, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Christy Nockels||(producer) Nathan Nockels|
|Christmas ALBUM – Category 34||JOY||Steven Curtis Chapman||(producers) Brent Milligan, Steven Curtis Chapman|
|PraiseWorship ALBUM – Category 35||Burning Lights||Chris Tomlin||(producers) Jason Ingram, Ed Cash, Dan Muckala|
|Musical – Category 36||Christ The Redeemer||(creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Daniel Simpson (arranger) Daniel Semsen|
|Childrens MUSICAL – Category 37||Blast Off!||(creators) Celeste Clydesdale, David T. Clydesdale|
|Choral Collection MUSICAL – Category 38||A Merry Clydesdale Christmas||(arranger) David T. Clydesdale|
|RECORDED MUSIC PACKAGING- Category 39||Eye On It||TobyMac||(art director) Jan Cook||(graphic) Sarah Sung
(illustrator) Wendy Palau
(photography) Lee Steffen
(creative director) Boerhaus
|SHORT FORM VIDEO- Category 40||“Eye One It”||TobyMac (feat. Britt Nicole)||(director) Eric Welch||(producer) Eric Welch|
|LONG FORM VIDEO- Category 41||Hillsong UNITED: Live in Miami||Hillsong UNITED||(producers) Andrew Crawford, Joel Houston, Jad Gillies|
|Inspirational Film- Category 42||Courageous||(director) Alex Kendrick||(producer) Stephen Kendrick|